Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Tower of Silence:

(Image from Youtube)

The above images are photographs of “The tower of silence” in Bangalore. 

The purpose of the open air structure is to allow scavenger birds access to the corpses inside, so that the flesh may be stripped from the bodies true to the Zoroastrian belief that earth and fire is sacred and should not be contaminated by the dead.

sources: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jan/26/death-city-lack-vultures-threatens-mumbai-towers-of-silence
http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/death/page3.htm

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